Monday, December 9, 2013
Pantene attacks the sexist double standard for confident women
This Pantene ad from the Philippines reminded me of a recent conversation with a woman colleague. She was saying that people tell her she's "aggressive" and "pushy." I told her they had a name for men who are like her: "Sir."
This double standard, unfortunately, is still with us. We see it everyday. Confidence and aggression are celebrated when men display them, but women who do the same are put down by women and men alike.
Perhaps a shampoo ad can't end it, but it's at least good that we're talking about it.